KOAM TV is reporting an independent contractor working for the Army Corps of Engineers was on his way to the B3 Landfill just southwest of Scammon on Highway 7.
The driver reportedly noticed his brakes smoking and poured cold water on them to cool them off causing the tire to burst.
The driver and another man were injured. One man was taken to an area hospital by helicopter and the other was taken by ambulance.
More as it develops.